Arizona Republicans Have Made Their Loyalties Clear - They Choose Trump Over McCain

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Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure Monday by tersely recognizing Sen.

John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the USA flag at half-staff until his burial.

The American flag is returned at half-staff, following criticism for ending the tribute to deceased Senator John McCain just one day after he died, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

Hume immediately took issue with the tweet, noting that Trump did nothing to praise the various accomplishments and sacrifices John McCain had made while serving the United States in various capacities for the last 61 years. Since McCain's passing, Trump originally only sent a single tweet sending his condolences to McCain's family - a message that also failed to label the late senator a hero.

"I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday", he continued. Jeff Flake, now the senior senator in McCain's home state of Arizona.

In 2008, Obama and McCain engaged in their presidential campaigns and often met each other on the national stage to debate their policies.

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, Mr McCain was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

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"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries", said McCain, in an unmistakable reference to Trump. Daniel Inouye, president pro tem of the Senate, who died in office in December 2012. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

McCain's funeral will be held at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 30).

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) stated, "We honor Sen".

The American flag flies at full-staff over the White House on Monday.

When Trump signed into a military spending bill named after McCain earlier this month, he declined to mention the senator in his remarks.

In a letter, the national commander of the American Legion, Denise Rohan, urged the White House to "follow long-established protocol following the death of prominent government officials" and honour Mr McCain. Trump, as a presidential candidate, drew the ire of many in his own party for questioning McCain's heroism.

"Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", he said, adding that the country "will get through these challenging times". "Because when you found yourself on the other side of that table, as I think all of us learned, you were in for a different kind of unforgettable experience", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in opening remarks.

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